Former Governor Of Bank Of Spain: Public Entity Should Create Money

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By Staff of Public Banking Institute - Positive Money, the monetary reform group based in the UK, posts that Miguel Ángel Fernández Ordóñez, former governor of Bank of Spain, is now recommending [...]

Whither Catalonia?

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By Dan La Botz for The Bullet - The impact of the independence process on Spain as a whole is complex because, in the short term, the Spanish right uses it to cohere its social base and in the [...]

‘Freedom For The Political Prisoners’: March In Barcelona

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By Staff of Common Dreams - "Wearing yellow ribbons on their lapels to signify support, they filled the length of the Avenue Marina that runs from the beach to Barcelona's iconic Sagrada Familia [...]

Exiled Officials Create “Legitimate Government” Of Catalonia

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By Staff of Catalan News - Carles Puigdemont and his four ministers in Brussels have established a "stable administrative structure" in exile. They claim to be the ‘legitimate government of [...]

Where Catalonia’s Secession Movement Goes Now

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By Oscar Berglund for The Conversation - As tension increases in Catalonia, there have been calls for widespread civil disobedience against the Spanish government. Even the recent referendum [...]

Current Conflict In Spain Has To Do With Economic Failure

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By Mark Weisbrot for Counterpunch - As Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy threatens to take over the autonomous region of Catalonia, it is becoming clearer even to casual observers who the bad [...]

Ripples From Catalan Referendum Could Extend Beyond Spain

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By Simon Tisdall for The Guardian - The Spanish government’s attempted suppression of Catalonia’s independence referendum by brute force has raised urgent questions for fellow EU members about [...]

Protest In Streets As Spanish PM Moves To Dismiss Catalan Leaders

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By Patrick Grafton-Green for Evening Standrad - Thousands of protesters flooded the streets of Barcelona as the Spanish Prime Minister moved to sack Catalan leaders following weeks of heightened [...]

Pro-Independence Grass-Root Leaders Sent To Prison On Sedition Charges

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By ACN for Catalan News - The leaders of two of the main pro-independence civil society organizations have been sent to prison without bail on sedition charges. A Spanish judge decided to [...]

Catalan Parliament To Declare Independence Following ‘Yes’ Victory

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By Jordi Bedmar for Catalan News.Catalan President Carles Puigdemont with the entire Catalan government, announced that “the right to be an independent state has been won.” He says the [...]

Despite Police Violence, Catalans Vote Today

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By Popular Resistance. Spain - Catalonians across the region in Spain today voted on a referendum for independence in the face of often severe police violence by the Spanish civil guard. The vote [...]

Catalonia: One Million Demonstrate For Self-Determination Vote

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By Esquerra Revolucionària for Socialist Alternative - On the 11th September one million people spilled onto the streets of Barcelona shouting loud and clear their intention to vote during the [...]

The Basques In Spain: Positive Peace?

By Johan Galtung, -

By Johan Galtung for TRANSCEND Media Service - Spain is in a process that will take some time, from “España: Una, Grande, Libre” to “España: Una Comunidad de naciones“—“Spain: One, Great, Free” [...]

Rato Finito: Spanish Citizens Send Most Corrupt Banker-Politician To Jail

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By Steve Rushton for Occupy - Michael Blesa, the president of Caja Madrid bank from 1996 to 2010, was sentenced to six years. Rato took over as President of Caja Madrid in 2010. The bank then [...]

Spain Sets Massive Precedent — Charges Its Central Bankers In Court

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By Claire Bernish for Activist Post - First, Iceland, and now Spain has taken on the Big Bankers responsible for financial calamity, as the country’s highest national court charged the former [...]